Oncidium incurvum – 365 days of orchids – day 1678

This lovely delightful Oncidium species comes from Mexico and Central America. The spike has been growing for over six months and has burst into flower this week.

Oncidium incurvum is a medium sized plant but produces very long flower spikes and hundreds of deep pink and white flowers each 3cm across. The spikes re-flower after the first flush from side shoots that develop from the the base of the branches on the spike – an extraordinary feature that gives this species an exceptional amount of flower each year.

The species is found in cloud forests from 1300-2100m and so plant enjoy cool wet conditions although we find that good drainage in a basket grows better plants for us than pots due to the profuse roots produced.

The flowers are also fragrant.


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